School bus drivers report motorists disregarding stop arms

From the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office:
“Deputies are receiving a number of complaints from bus drivers who, while out on their routes, see motorists disregarding extended stop arms.

(Monday) morning along U.S. 35, the pictured vehicle (in left lane ahead of bus, going in same direction) had just blown past the extended stop arm.

“Since this portion of U.S. 35 is a multi-lane undivided roadway, with no median or barrier, ALL lanes of traffic MUST stop for buses as they load or unload precious children.”

For more information on state school bus laws, visit this Indiana State Police site: https://www.in.gov/isp/driving-safety/school-bus-safety-tips-for-motorists

2 Responses to “School bus drivers report motorists disregarding stop arms”

  1. Sharon

    Sep 14. 2021

    I never cease to be amazed by the brazen and careless driving habits of those people traversing the streets and highways in our town. Road hogs slopping up both their lane and yours, tailgaters trying to push you along. Drivers who are speeding up and down city streets — even when kids are present. Cars nosing out into the intersection with bumpers flaring out into lanes. Whatever happened to defensive driving? Why are we in such a hurry? Bus drivers see it all. My heart goes out to them.

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  2. Left LaPorte

    Sep 17. 2021

    Defensive driving is still alive and kicking Sharon. It’s left to those of us who are forced to become the DEFENSIVE drivers to protect ourselves from the morons who don’t care about others!!!!! Be safe out there, more people seem to be in a big hurry to get somewhere ASAP nowadays!

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